WEEK 36 2012
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Saturday 8 September
Saturday - Didn't do much.
While cleaning up I unexpectedly found this in a bag,which (I think) came from a Fourth of July yard sale in Cayucos this year.
Yeah, it (they) actually existed, Popokkfa-class
Here's a useful link: the books available for free (just one a month) via the Kindle Prime Lending Library program. I got the Prime membership a little less than a year ago, I'd have to say that it's paid for itself, even without this.
With the recent capitulation of Amazon to California, and the
imposition of the very high state sales tax on the 15th, Amazon
purchasing has become substantially less attractive, but Prime means that I can still get free shipping and a few other perks.
Yesterday the new Kindle Fire tablet(s) debuted, they look OK though
the mandatory ad display would make it a non-starter for me. And it's
still a bit of a walled garden, so the advantages of it over, say, an
iPad, are debatable.
- Back in town. I arrived early enough (mid-afternoon) to intercept and
pay my cat sitter, and relaxed in the evening. Not much going on. My
other friends are out of town, at a wedding in Hanford, and another set
are off to Visalia. It'll be a slow weekend, but I'm pretty tired, so
Thursday 6 September 2012
Wednesday 5 September 2012
Wednesday - OTR.
- OTR, down to Ventura. No updates for a few days...
Monday 3 September 2012
- Labor Day. Yay. I've actually applied for a NASA job, again. I'm not
major enthused at going back to the 9-to-5 grind - I prefer the freedom
of working for myself - but I have to admit that business has been
pretty darn slow. The adult in me says to try it, the kid in me is a
little depressed. On the bright side, as I told friends that insisted I
apply, that chances that NASA will take a has-been 50-something with a
bachelor's over a young enthusiastic guy with (probably) a better
education, degree and publication record is slim. They are getting
hundreds and hundreds of applications for each opening - not a big
surprise in this economy!
Not much else going on. Hot out, again. Did a bit of painting, but nothing major.
Book #76 was Whispers Under Ground, by Ben Aaronvitch. This is the third in the Rivers of London series, and I'm enjoying them. It's magic & modern police procedural woven together. Fun stuff.
2 September 2012
- I was still pretty tired, a bit ill. Dang it. And it's Labor Day
Weekend. Not that I had any big plans, but still...
I did do some more calculations of the salvage value of some water
service items that a client is taking out of service, tanks and pump
stations. Remembering and learning more about reading drawings - not
something I was called upon to do much at NASA.
I've been pecking away at this for a while, and it's getting to the
point where it's mostly done I think. We'll see, I'll go down to
Ventura and get some input this week. There are still a few
mysteries and things to be done.